Inclusive Activities

The Isle of Man can be a difficult place to navigate. Especially if you are disabled. Much of our old Victorian architecture, although beautiful, was not designed to be wheelchair friendly. Often retro-fits still do not give ease of access.

As more is being done to help with mobility issues, sometimes it is not straightforward. You can’t take your mobility scooter on a bus. There is a disconnect between different technologies. Still a need for improvement.

The Island wants to be inclusive. So, we felt we should give a mention, to all the organisations that exist to encourage everyone, to get involved in sports and activities.

These can all be found on the Time Enough website.

Brahma Kumaris Meditiation

Carriage Driving for the Disabled

Centre 21

Chair Based Exercise

Cringle Reservoir for Fishing and Bird Watching 

Ellan Vannin Gymnastics

Manx Workshop for the Disabled

Manx Gateway Club

Outdoors Ramsey – hire a beach buggy wheelchair Tel:819082

Phab Youth Club

Pisces Swimming Club

Riding for the Disabled

Sailing for the Disabled

Skianagh Inclusive Dance

Special Olympics

Tall Trees

The Children’s Centre

The Cub House

The Lodge

Manx Disability Information -Disability Networks website has loads of information on various organisations.

The following venues have taken measures to ensure there is disabled access:

The Manx Museum although the Bay Room Café is small with limited space

House of Mannanin

Villa Gaiety

Bishop’s Court Glen

Milntown and Curraghs Wildlife Park have free to hire mobility scooters. Just book ahead to ensure they are available.

We will be doing a follow up article on places to go so please get in touch with your suggestions.